Static IP and other questions

#1
Hi All!

I was wondering if Plane Finder Radar can be set up so that it uses a static IP instead of DHCP?

Also, what is the average coverage range in a regular installation? Basically, I'd like to know if I can improve it or it is working at max range right now.

How does the software get the updates? Do you at PF "download" new versions somehow?

Thank you!

J
 
#2
Your Max range can normally be improved by using a better antenna.
But, if you are already using a good antenna, increasing it's height above any surrounding blockage might help some..
My antenna is blocked a little, and my Max range is about 180-200 miles.
But, there is not 'standard range' of a regular setup.. Like Ham stations, they are all different..

My Beagle Black Bone /1090 Puck was remotely updated one night..
I assume that I'll be getting the new firmware update sometimes soon..

Cheers,
Rich
 

Lee Armstrong

Administrator
Staff member
#3
Hi All!

I was wondering if Plane Finder Radar can be set up so that it uses a static IP instead of DHCP?

Also, what is the average coverage range in a regular installation? Basically, I'd like to know if I can improve it or it is working at max range right now.

How does the software get the updates? Do you at PF "download" new versions somehow?

Thank you!

J
Hello Jose,

No we don't like to set a static IP on the boxes and encourage people to set up a DHCP reservation if you want to keep it static. That is what we do in the office for the test devices we have on a long term test actually too!

Software updates do get pushed to the Plane Finder Radar automatically. There will be a new one in a few weeks that helps with diagnosing GPS connectivity issues.

Lee
 
#4
Hello Jose,

No we don't like to set a static IP on the boxes and encourage people to set up a DHCP reservation if you want to keep it static. That is what we do in the office for the test devices we have on a long term test actually too!

Software updates do get pushed to the Plane Finder Radar automatically. There will be a new one in a few weeks that helps with diagnosing GPS connectivity issues.

Lee
Thank you so much Lee!

J
 

PE2G

New Member
#5
Hello Jose,

You could dive into your DSL modem/router to see if it can always assign the same static IP address to your PFR receiver.

Cheers.